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Fake certificate: MC chief removed
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 27
The Punjab Government has removed Mr Baldev Sedha, president of the Municipal Committee, Amloh with immediate effect through a notification issued by the Secretary, Local Government Punjab, today.

Seminar on Punjabi literature
Ludhiana, March 27
A two-day seminar on ‘A review of Punjabi literature after Independence’, organised by the National Book Trust and the Punjabi Sahitya Akademi, started at Punjabi Bhavan, here today. The seminar had three sessions.

Amrik Singh Pooni, president, Punjab Sahitya Academi addresses a seminar: “A review of Punjabi literature after Independence”, organised by the National Book Trust of India at Punjabi Bhava on Wednesday. —Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Dr Mohan Verghese is CMC Principal 
Ludhiana, March 27
Dr Mohan Verghese, a well known Cardio- thorasic surgeon, is the new Principal of the noted Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH). 


Water woes of residents
Ludhiana, March 27
With the rise in temperature, the tempers of the city residents are also soaring due to acute water scarcity in several city localities. There are widespread complaints of low pressure, leakage and bursting of water mains and erratic supply from tubewells in many areas, including many of the posh colonies.

One killed, 10 injured in bus accident
Ludhiana, March 27
One person was killed and 10 others were injured, two of them seriously, in an accident involving several vehicles near the Bus Stand here today afternoon. The accident occurred when the brakes of a PRTC bus which was coming from the overbridge near the bus stand failed.

DC feigns ignorance about DPRO’s press note
Ludhiana, March 27
The Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, today feigned ignorance about a press note issued by the District Public Relations Office, and which had quoted him extensively. 

Couple held on murder charge
Ludhiana, March 27
The Ludhiana police today claimed to have solved the murder and robbery case of an NRI woman in South city last week. A couple, who had served Gurdev Kaur, the victim, as the security guard and the help, have been arrested.

No ticket for dissidents: Bawa
Ludhiana, March 27
The District Congress Committee (Urban) has made it clear that there will be no party tickets in the ensuing civic elections for those dissidents, who had contested the recently held Assembly elections against official candidates or had opposed them in any manner.


CM’s assurance to scribes
Ludhiana, March 27
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh today assured the city based journalists of various news organisations that he stood by the freedom of the Press and would ensure that it was not threatened. He was responding to a representation made by the scribes about the attempts by local administration to harass and victimise them.

YC gears up for MC elections
Ludhiana, March 27
The Youth Congress has geared up its cadres for the forthcoming elections to the Ludhiana Municipal corporation likely to be held in May. A workers meeting was held here today which was chaired by the chairman, urban development cell, Indian Youth Congress, Mr Pawan Dewan.

Holi is Here!!
Ludhiana, March 27
The weather has smiled on the Holi revellers. It is sunny and  pleasant. Markets here have stalls of colours — purple, pink, yellow and gulal. The upmarkets like Ghumar Mandi have packaged the colours well. 
Holi colours in Ludhiana.
Holi colours in Ludhiana. —Photos Rajesh Bhambi

Tej Parkash, Dakha honoured
Ludhiana, March 27
The Punjab Transport Minister, Mr Tej Parkash Singh, and the Congress legislator, Mr Malkiat Singh Dakha, were honoured at a well-attended religious congregation at the Gurdwara Mastuana Sahib in Dugri on Monday. Sant Shamsher Singh Jagera, Mukh Sewadar of the Gurdwara and president of International Sant Samaj, offered ‘Siropas’ to the distinguished visitors.

LPG dealers warned against overcharging
Ludhiana, March 27
The Food and Supplies Department has warned the LPG (Cooking Gas) distributors against overcharging and other irregularities in the sale and distribution of LPG in the district.

Satluj Club poll: campaigning starts
Ludhiana, March 27
Campaigning has intensified for elections to various posts in the Satluj Club. The elections are scheduled to be held on March 31. For the first time 29 members have submitted their nomination forms for eight posts of various office-bearers and two executive members.

Crippled youth seeks action, faces threats
Ludhiana, March 27
Mr Narang Singh, a crippled youth in his early twenties, is being threatened by relatives of suspect killer of his mother. He has been implicated in a case of scuffle with the brothers of the accused.


One killed, two injured in accident
Doraha, March 27
One person was killed and two others injured in an accident on the Doraha-Neelon Road, yesterday evening. The deceased has been identified as Shamsher Kaur of Neelon and injured are Darshan Singh and his daughter Mandeep Kaur (22).

Woman commits suicide
Ludhiana, March 27
Gauri, wife of a factory worker, committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in her house in Shimla Puri here yesterday. Gauri is survived by three children and her husband.

Eve-teasers booked
Ludhiana, March 27
On the complaint of Ms Harjeet Kaur, a resident of Basti Jodhewal, the Model Town police has booked four persons — Billa, his mother Ranjit Kaur, Raju and Simmi — under Sections 452, 323, 294, 509, 148 and 149, IPC.



Five city colleges get nod for UGC courses
Ludhiana, March 27
Five colleges of the city, which had applied for different vocational courses offered by the UGC this year, have got the approval to start these in the coming session.
While Ramgarhia Girls’ College has got the sanction for courses in computer applications and mother and child care, Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women will start new courses in information technology and fashion designing.

Khatra given warm send off
Ludhiana, March 27
A large number of educationists, political leaders, students and residents of several villages in the region gave a warm farewell to a well-known educationist and former senator and syndic of Panjab University, Mr Manjit Singh Khatra, on his retirement from the post of Principal G. H. G Khalsa College, Gurusar Sudhar, here today.

Farewell party for tiny tots 
Ludhiana, March 27
St Xavier’s Playway School, Civil Lines, organised a farewell function for its outgoing batch of kids here today. A colourful entertainment programme was presented, including a Punjabi dance ‘Chal mere naal’. 


Forum quashes PSEB demand of Rs 47,100
Ludhiana, March 27
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed a demand of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) of Rs 47,100 from Mr Lal Chand, a resident of White Quarters near Dera Kalsian. 

Retailer directed to repair or replace battery
n an ex-parte order, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed M/s Madhok Auto Electricals, Dugri Road, Model Town, to remove the defect in the battery purchased by Mr J.M. Dhand, a resident of Jamalpur Colony, within 15 days.


Giving meaning to life
Varsha Das speaks
Ludhiana, March 27
A writer of short stories, plays and poems in Hindi, Gujarati and English, Varsha Das, editorial head and officiating Director, National Book Trust of India, was in the city today.


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